Delta State farmers have been assured of full Government support in all their farming activities in the state.
The Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chief Austin Chikezie gave this assurance during a courtesy call made to his office by the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Delta State Chapter.
Chief Chikezie said that the concluded election of the new exco members was a display of the preparedness of farmers in the State to partner with the Government.
While commending the association for its successful election he described the unity displayed by the group as impressive and encouraging.
The Commissioner reiterated on the Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa led administration’s commitment to bring about agricultural reforms and accelerated industrialization in the State and assured of government’s willingness to partner with them to bring Agriculture in the state to a whole new level.
The Chairman of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Mr Richard Asenime thanked the Commissioner for his support toward the success of the just concluded election adding that the association had come a long way.
He promised that the Association would hit the ground running to restore all that the state had lost during the ‘dark years’ and had already commenced on generating a database of all practicing farmers in the state so as to have accurate and up to date information about farmers in the state as well as help Government records.